NBC Fall Premiere Dates Reveal When This Is Us, Chicago Fire And More Are Returning

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NBC has unveiled the fall premiere dates for its new and returning shows for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. The good news for fans of This Is Us and Chicago Fire is the network is wasting no time bringing the much-loved series back. Let's begin our tour by taking a look at what September has in store. (New shows that are premiering are written in all caps.)

MONDAY, SEPT. 248 p.m. -- The Voice10 p.m. -- MANIFESTTUESDAY, SEPT. 258 p.m. -- The Voice9 p.m. -- This Is Us10 p.m. -- NEW AMSTERDAMWEDNESDAY, SEPT. 268 p.m. -- Chicago Med9 p.m. -- Chicago Fire10 p.m. -- Chicago P.D.THURSDAY, SEPT. 278 p.m. -- The Good Place (one hour)9 p.m. -- Law & Order: SVU (two hours)FRIDAY, SEPT. 2810 p.m. -- Dateline NBC

This Is Us, the Chicago franchise, and Law & Order: SVU lead NBC's marquee returns. Of those, This Is Us will make its return first. The tear-soaked drama will return for its third season debut on the second night of new programming. There should be no shortage of twists and turns. Fans are anxious to get their Kleenexes out and they will not have to wait far into the fall season to get rolling.

Other high-profile returns include the Chicago franchise to NBC, which will go wall-to-wall on the highly successful television property. Chicago Med returns for its fourth season, Chicago Fire for its seventh, and Chicago P.D. for its sixth season run. Speaking of enduring runs: Law & Order: SVU will be back for Season 20 this fall. It will mark two decades on the air when the show completes the second half of its season in 2019.

Of the new shows slated to premiere in September, Manifest and New Amsterdam are among the highest profile. Manifest will go first. The series features a lot of interesting elements, including possible time travel. It also stars Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas, who played Prince Charming on the cult series.

Likewise, New Amsterdam features the television return of The Blacklist's Ryan Eggold, who exited the crime thriller last year. Eggold will be trading in Tom Keen's life-and-death games opposite Raymond Reddington to play the new medical director of an aging public hospital in the new series. All told, NBC has a sizzling September in store for viewers. Let's dig into October's offerings. Check them out below:

THURSDAY, OCT. 48 p.m. -- Superstore8:30 p.m. -- The Good Place9 p.m. -- Will & Grace9:30 p.m. -- I FEEL BAD10 p.m. -- Law & Order: SVUFRIDAY, OCT. 128 p.m. -- BlindspotFRIDAY, OCT. 269 p.m. -- Midnight, Texas

While September featured the return and the premiere of NBC's dramas, October marks the return of comedies. The revival of Will & Grace will continue its run as the beloved comedies Superstore and The Good Place make their welcomed returns alongside new series I Feel Bad. There are also some returning dramatic shows, including Blindspot and Midnight, Texas. The latter series is based on the books of Charlaine Harris, the author behind the book series adapted as HBO's True Blood.

All in all, NBC has an exciting bout of programming on the horizon. Unfortunately, fans of series like The Blacklist will have to wait until the midseason for their beloved series to continue. No dates are in place for their return as of yet. Stay tuned.

For new upcoming and returning television shows you can watch in the coming months on NBC and beyond, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.